Dr Shobhakar Dhakal is Coordinating Lead Author for IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

Dr Shobhakar Dhakal is Coordinating Lead Author for IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

Dr. Shobhakar Dhakal of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) has been selected as the Coordinating Lead Author (CLA) for the Chapter on ‘Emission Trends and Drivers’  for the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Seven-hundred and twenty-one experts from 90 countries will participate in as Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors, and Review Editors.

Earth Data Analytics to be AIT focus in Digital Belt and Road (DBAR)

Earth Data Analytics to be AIT focus in Digital Belt and Road (DBAR)

A focus on education and research in Earth Data Analytics will be the cornerstone of AITs’ participation in the recently inaugurated Digital Belt and Road International Center of Excellence (DBAR ICoE-Bangkok).

The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is one of the four core partner institutions in the project which includes National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT), Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA), and Ramkhamhaeng University Center of Regional Climate Change and Renewable Energy (RU-CORE). NRCT will serve as the administrative office.

Canada for enhanced cooperation with AIT

Canada for enhanced cooperation with AIT

Canadian universities can look towards an increased academic and research collaboration with the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), as the country enhances its engagement in the ASEAN region. Recent governmental initiatives, which include encouraging Canadian students to travel abroad, as well as a concerted focus on gender components in all programs can unlock numerous possibilities for collaboration between AIT and Canadian universities.

Bangabandhu Chair inaugurated at AIT

Bangabandhu Chair inaugurated at AIT

A Bangabandhu Chair on Sustainable Energy at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) was formally inaugurated on 15 March 2018 following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Bangladesh.

AIT is very popular in Viet Nam: Ambassador

AIT is very popular in Viet Nam: Ambassador

The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is “very popular” and “prestigious” in Viet Nam, and almost everyone knows about AIT. These were the remarks of the Ambassador of Viet Nam, H.E. Mr. Nguyen Hai Bang, during his maiden visit to AIT on 12 March 2018.

Ambassador Bang mentioned that since AIT had established an early presence in Viet Nam, it provided a link for Vietnamese students to pursue higher education in a foreign country.

Indonesian Ambassador pays maiden visit, assures full support

Indonesian Ambassador pays maiden visit, assures full support

Ambassador of Indonesia to Thailand, H.E. Ambassador Ahmad Rusdi assured the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) of full support as he welcomed cooperation between AIT and higher education institutions in Indonesia. On his maiden visit to AIT on 5 March 2018, Ambassador Rusdi spoke of the importance of international cooperation and stressed the need for educational cooperation.

Setting research priorities for cities and climate change: AIT’s Dr Shobhakar Dhakal publishes in Nature

Setting research priorities for cities and climate change: AIT’s Dr Shobhakar Dhakal publishes in Nature

Cities must address climate change, and there is a need for a “long-term, cross disciplinary studies to reduce carbon emissions and urban risks from global warming.” Setting the agenda and six research priorities in the latest issue of “Nature” are Dr. Shobhakar Dhakal and 10 other leading scientists who have co authored an article of “Six research priorities for cities and climate change.